Introducing The Melanin Therapist: Marsha Page

Introducing The Melanin Therapist: Marsha Page

The Melanin Story

The lovely Marsha page was born and raised in South East Queens, New York. Growing up in a world were darker shaded skin was looked at as not beautiful or unattractive, could truly make you look in the mirror and question your value. Facing challenges with colorism and eventually racism truly affected her self-esteem. Marsha had never had an interest in makeup, she didn’t believe there was a place in beauty for people of color. Who would’ve thought an experience at the pharmacy with just a few cosmetic products would be the change in her world forever. Marsha furthered her education in beauty by attending Christine Valmy School of Esthetics and Makeup Artistry in New York City. Although she did attend a school of beauty she still didn’t learn much about makeup for skin of color. Becoming a professional makeup artist did not only relate Marsha to the beauty of makeup and artistry but it connected her to the melanated beauties who sat in her chair and resembled her.

“The Standard of beauty, not only includes us it begins with us.”

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The Melanin Therapist

Marsha is so much more than a makeup artist she listens to all her clients but specifically to clients that look like her. Everything that she does with her clients and makeup is an experience. Furthermore having a career in Makeup working for MAC and even building her own makeup studio in the basement of her home. No matter the location of her pursuing her career, the conversations she had with her clients of color, listening to their experiences and fears about the color of their skin was so much more priceless for her. Marsha never let anyone leave her chair without informing them about the products that worked best for their skin. She is an artist that not only interacts but she meets her clients where they are. Marsha encourages people of color to love the skin that they were born in and to embrace it freely without any judgement.

You Are Who You Are

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The Beauty Expert

Marsha page is a New York based Emmy nominated professional makeup artist and beauty specialist who has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years. Her goal is to empower other women like herself with the resources and information to enhance their natural beauty. Marsha understands the beauty, brilliancy and shading of darker skin tones. Navigating through a world where dark skin is not seen as the “standard of beauty” has so many challenges emotionally. The Melanin Therapist is serving her purpose by sharing her journey of empowerment and self-worth, through her fondness for makeup and artistry with a variety of color in the African diaspora.


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Marsha’s Moment

Marsha’s work has been seen at the Tribeca Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Bridal Fashion Week, Harper’s Bazaar Serbia and Parents Magazine. She was also the Makeup Department Head at BRIC TV for various programs including HealthBeat Brooklyn, hosted by Dr. Monica Sweeney.  Her work on  BK Live!, a daily lifestyle and culture talk show which reaches an audience in all 5 boroughs of NYC, earned Marsha her first New York Emmy nomination. Also you can catch some of Marsha’s work in feature films such as, The Week Of and The Photograph. Additionally, her work has also been featured on the television series’, GOD FRIENDED ME, Wu- Tang American Saga, City on A Hill and Prodigal Son. She is also a member of I.A.T.S.E Local 798 Hairstylists & Makeup Artists.

Marsha Page

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